Migraine in patients with stroke and antiphospholipid antibodies

M. Silvestrini, L. M. Cupini, M. Matteis, R. De Simone, G. Bernardi

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The association between migraine and antibodies against antiphospholipids is controversial. We investigated the prevalence and the clinical feature of migraine in patients with ischemic stroke and antiphospholipid antibodies. Data were obtained from the medical records of 162 consecutive patients with ischemic stroke over a 2-year period. Ten patients with antiphospholipid antibodies were prospectively identified. A history of migraine was present in 6 of these patients and in only 5 of the 152 patients with negative results for antiphospholipid antibodies (chi-square = 47.68; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • antiphospholipid antibodies
  • migraine
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Silvestrini, M., Cupini, L. M., Matteis, M., De Simone, R., & Bernardi, G. (1993). Migraine in patients with stroke and antiphospholipid antibodies. Headache, 33(8), 421-426.